Wednesday, 12 September 2012

SIGHTING: Big cat on loose in NY Hamptons

A BIG cat has been spotted on the loose near New York's swanky holiday destination The Hamptons.The New York Post reports the State Department of Environmental Conservation officials as saying they'd received several calls around a farm near the Spring Close Highway in East Hampton on Monday.

The reports were of a "a greyish cat-like creature about five-feet long, two-feet high at the shoulder with a long striped tail eating composting vegetables and meat scraps," DEC spokesman Bill Fonda told online news outfit Patch.com.

The cat sprinted into the brush before officials could spot it


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Sightings of a “panther-like animal” and a mysterious set of tracks just a mile and a half from East Hampton have local police and state wildlife agents on the hunt for a possible big game cat on Long Island.
East Hampton Police were called to a farm on Spring Close Road around noon Sunday after a resident claimed to have spotted a large panther-like creature, according to Bill Fonda, a spokesperson for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's Long Island office.

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